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PBT Thursday morning one liners

May 19, 2011, 11:15 AM EST

Miami Heat's LeBron James gestures after being fouled in NBA basketball playoff action against the Philadelphia 76ers in Miami Reuters

In what was a flood of commentary, this is the best of the Suns CEO Rick Welts coming out of the closet posts, from the brilliant Kevin Arnovitz at ESPN.

A LeBron James NBA championship would be worth a lot of money to Nike in China.

Taj Gibson talking about the Bulls loss to the Heat Tuesday.

Here’s Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah sounding frustrated about it, too.

Dirk Nowitzki’s 48-point game by the numbers.

John Wall wants to be in the MVP discussion in his third year.

Remembering when Sam Presti made a reach and took the third leading scorer on the UCLA Bruins with the No. 4 pick in the draft. Some kid named Russell Westbrook. (For the record, those of us who saw a lot of that team loved Westbrook.)

Pretty much everybody is in Chicago for the NBA pre-draft camps this week. Except John Kuester, embattled coach of the Pistons. Read into that what you want.

Great point by Tim Kawakami at the San Jose Mercury News: The big mistake the Clippers made was not trading away their first round pick unprotected to the Cavaliers this year (it became the No. 1 overall pick) but signing Baron Davis to a massive contract in 2008, one they were willing to give up a first round pick to get out from under.

Leandro Barbosa’s wrist injury may be just something he has to live with.

The idea of extending the sales tax increase that paid for the Milwaukee Brewers new home to pay for a new home for Bucks is being discussed.

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